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New summertime releases keep pouring into the mailbox, so you can bet they'll keep filling the playlists!

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On fifty-two square miles of rural land in Kankakee County Illinois there is a unique sand savannah sandwiched between corn and soybean fields wher...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 11:26
Caption: RadioActive producer Jaylen Wheeler at a RadioActive listening party., Credit:  JASON PAGANO
Jaylen Wheeler is a student at University Prep in north Seattle. Follow him through his role as the odd one out.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Liz Mitchell and Cornelius Wright welcome Yolander Robbins, Seth Debro, and Mattie White.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2015
  • Length: 57:16
Caption: The most popular destinations for Megabus routes out of New Orleans are Atlanta and Houston., Credit: Eve Abrams
Ten years after New Orleans flooded following Hurricane Katrina, the city has changed. New Orleans is now home to far fewer Black people and far fe...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2015
  • Length: 13:00
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Ruth Brown was Atlantic Records first big star. She was so successful, racking up 24 R&B hits for the fledging label, that Atlantic was often calle...

Bought by WHRV, WRNC-LP, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Don Covay
This week, we'll hear Latin soul from Joe Bataan, travel to Ghana with the Bokoor Band and Nigeria with Femi Kuti, and sample some old-school funky...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Cornel West - Love & Justice

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 57:01
Caption: Marc Silver, San Francisco, CA 6/16/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Marc Silver talks options, principles, and humanizing a statistic.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 20:04
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New music from pianist George Cables and his trio, and from a group of former top blues sidemen, The Original Legends Of The Blues

Bought by KPVL, KEOS, KSRQ, 90.5 WSNC, KUOW and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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New Buddy Guy, an official tribute to Muddy Waters, and a Blues/Hip-Hop collaboration highlight this week's show.

Bought by KSRQ, WJSU, and WSGE


  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Liz Mitchell and Leila Randle welcome Terry James.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:20
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Ruth Brown was Atlantic Records first big star. She was so successful, racking up 24 R&B hits for the fledging label, that Atlantic was often calle...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WLPR, WHRV, WRNC-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Think about some of the classics of children’s literature. There’s Where the Wild Things Are...Goodnight Moon...and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatbal...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 08:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leon Bridges
We'll hear new soul from Leon Bridges and Saun & Starr, vintage gospel from Mahalia Jackson and Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir,...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bayview Youth Advocate John Vuong prepares to outreach to other students about the Bayview Youth Summit., Credit: Kevin Jones
Around 20 teenagers are settling into a classroom at this year’s Bayview Youth Summit. After a few minutes, they’re quiet, eyes focused on someone ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 08:54
Caption: Oscar James stands in front of the old Chinese seafood restaurant where he used to buy bags of shrimp, Credit: KYUNG JIN LEE
Sixty-eight-year-old Oscar James stands on a hill overlooking the old Hunters Point Shipyard. He points out a street that’s now closed off by a cha...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 06:46
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Dove shawn 070715Shawn Dove serves as CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), a national membership organization designed to ensur...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:19:40
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Out of a dozen tracks on the playlist, two thirds of the songs in this week's show come off albums never before featured!

Bought by WSGE and WJSU


  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Reverend Jeff Moore blesses biker, Credit: Leila Day
Cheryl Morgan is in her kitchen wrapping cookies. Each one is shaped like a buffalo. “They are brown sugar cinnamon, hand-painted buffaloes,” she ...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
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Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire profes...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:07:36
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New music from George and Chico Freeman (definitely), the Muddy Waters centennial (maybe), and new music from Andréa Wood (Call her, maybe)

Bought by KEOS, KPVL, KKRN, KSRQ, WMHT and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: One of the six installments in Atlantic’s "Blues Originals" series, compiled by Pete Lowry in 1972.
Join us as we continue with our ongoing series, Desert Island Classics. This time around, we’ve got a handful of five-star vinyl, all from Atlantic...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59
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Radio Curious visits with Michael Gene Sullivan, the resident playwright, director and a principal actor in "2015: Freedomland," a political and th...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
  • Length: 29:01